July 4, 2007
SEC Position Rankings: Tide TEs check in
Projected starter: Chris Brown
Next up: Brad Cottam, Jeff Cottam
Best of the bunch: Brown averaged nearly three catches per game in 2006 and returns as one of the league's most productive tight ends.
Biggest loss: None significant.
Biggest concern: Few if any when there are three quality players on hand for a position that normally requires only one on the field at a time. The Vols are stocked here.
Biggest reason for optimism: With 45 catches between them last year, Brown and Brad Cottam give UT a proven duo. Jeff Cottam closed the depth chart gap in the spring, providing impressive depth at a normally thin position.
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